OPM to federal agencies: We got hacked, but you have to help pay for the response

July 21, 2015

Via: data-loss

After it failed to safeguard millions of files filled with sensitive personal information, the government’s personnel office is now telling other federal agencies they will be expected to cover the costs of responding to the massive computer breach.

The cost of addressing the breach – which compromised security clearance files affecting 21.5 million federal workers, military personnel and contractor employees – represents an unanticipated expense hitting late in the government’s fiscal year, when agency budgets are especially tight.

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